Patent Number: 6,612,098

Title: High speed envelope packing apparatus

Abstract: An apparatus for high speed packing of envelopes is disclosed. Theapparatus includes an envelope flap opening assembly which facilitates theopening of each envelope by a finger of an opening element as the envelopepasses through packing apparatus. Each envelope may then be conveyed intoa first staging assembly where the envelope is stopped, allowing a freelyrotating conveyor to force the envelope into contact with an ejectionconveyor to direct the envelope from the first staging assembly. Theenvelope is then transported to the packing assembly by an intermediateconveyor having a plurality of distinctly and selectively driven conveyorsto allow staging of the envelopes along the intermediate conveyor. A quickand efficient envelope packing assembly then packs the envelopes andejects the envelope to an exiting conveyor which seals each packedenvelope.

Inventors: Button; Kevin (Vail, AZ), Biggers; James (Tucson, AZ), McLean; Douglas (Tucson, AZ), Corradini; John (Tucson, AZ)


International Classification: B43M 3/00 (20060101); B43M 3/04 (20060101); B65H 29/00 (20060101); B65H 29/12 (20060101); B65B 035/50 ()

Expiration Date: 09/02015